Right, basically, I am au pairing for a family in Switzerland this summer holiday for £100 a week. My responsibilities are more or less to entertain the kids, teach them a bit of English, and do a little bit of tidying up after them.
They have said that I can stay on after September and they will then pay me £250 a week. I obviously know my job description will change and I'll have to do more. Just wondered what people would expect if they were paying a nanny £250 a week?
The only way to find out is to ask them. Everyone is going to have different expectations. That salary level suggests mother's help rather than nanny. As a MH you'd be expected to help with laundry, including ironning, some cleaning and cooking. You'd also be entertaining the kids, taking them to school etc.
As a nanny you should only expected to be washing the childrens cloths, take the children to activites, be feeding the children their meals and what you have previously been doing £250 is not alot of money for a nanny but if its live in and the meals are provided that is reflected in the salary.
As a nanny you shouldn't be doing house work that isn't anything to do with the children, and you shouldn't be washing everyone's clothes
I'd say that as a nanny your hours are likely to be longer than as an au pair!
It depends how old the children are, what their schooltime routine is, whether it's a full or part time job, sole or shared charge, what the location is...
The only way to know is to ask them but typically as a live in nanny I have:
Started work around 8ish Done morning routine - breakfast, dressing etc Done school/nursery run Activity with non-schoolies in the morning Sometimes lunchtime pick-up Cooked lunch Nap if necessary, other activity if not Afternoon school run Arrange playdates with friends Sort dinner Supervise homework Do bath/PJs and have a quiet activity that can be easily interrupted in progress for when parents come in
And somehow fitted in children's laundry & ironing, cleaning rooms and general child-related errands...